PLEASE NOTE: The text, Periodization Training for Sports, Second Edition, is required for successful completion of this course, but is not included with this version. Purchase this version only if you already own the text.
In this interactive online course you will learn about advanced training techniques for developing muscular endurance and how to use them. The course is supplemented by the text Periodization Training for Sports, Second Edition by Tudor Bompa, PhD. The course includes several supplementary information tables, a glossary of key terms (hyperlinked to the lessons), and an online final exam.
The course will help you learn advanced techniques that will emphasize the endurance component of muscular fitness training. With your current understanding of the basic concepts of general strength training, this course will help you reach a deeper understanding of how to develop a precise program to meet sport-specific goals of individual endurance athletes. The course will help you move away from a one-program-fits-all approach toward one in which fine-tuning occurs. As the learner, you will assume the role of a newly promoted strength and conditioning coach after having been a fitness instructor for Acme Fitness, Inc. for the past three years. As a strength and conditioning coach, you will spend three days with a virtual mentor who will introduce you to clients and ask you to interact with them as you would in a real-life situation. Your mentor will lead you through the following situations and exercises.
Day 1: Needs Analysis — You will review the components of a needs analysis by determining your clients’ training status and goals, applying the biomotor abilities classification system, identifying which primary energy pathways your clients will use, and performing an analysis of their movement patterns.
Day 2: Developing a Training Program — As you work with your clients you will identify exercises that help athletes meet their sport-specific needs, understand the different periods and phases within a periodization model, and understand how muscular endurance is incorporated into a periodization model based on individual athletes’ muscular endurance needs.
Day 3: Developing Individualized Programs — You will apply specific details to the muscular endurance training segments of the periodized program; develop individualized programs using the correct combination of load, repetitions or duration, number of exercises, rest intervals, and frequency of training; understand the expected metabolic adaptations for the individualized program; select the most critical exercises to include in the maintenance phases of training when the time devoted to muscular fitness is limited; and allot the appropriate amount of time for muscular endurance training during the maintenance phase, which reflects the relative contribution of muscular endurance to the performance.
Finally, you’ll take the online course test, which covers material from the interactive study guide and from the course text.
Online distance education course for strength and conditioning coaches, health and fitness instructors, fitness club and program administrators, personal trainers, and sports medicine specialists.
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